Age of Empires Definitive Edition exclusively in the Windows Store

#52
If you think its broke then maybe you should learn how to use a computer, maybe its user error. Its so broke but i can download and play games.... its easier to complain about personal failures, generally people who are fine are in the silent minority.
And you have sales data from Win 10 store? i didnt think so, are there any posts that are not full of assumptions based on personal opinions.
Well hello there, Mr. Spencer. How's the Japan trip going?
 
#53
Looks good, but I'll wait for a Steam release as it's way less of a hassle.

I still can't get the Age of Empires III copy I owned through Games for Windows Live back.
oh shit

you just reminded me that i owned AOE3 complete through Games for Windows Live.

rip
 
#56
A large number of people have had issues downloading games. Maybe they are a vocal minority but you don't hear many of the same complaints about other digital stores.
well on every other PC platform you can resume paused download or when connection derps .... on WinStore you it starts from 0 due to how UWP work ... which is kinda ridiculous when UWP games basically are single "container files" and really painfull when connection derps when you are at 99% of 100GB game like GoW4
 
#59
Because MS isnt a small company like valve, sony, nintendo... They link the store to there OS which still has a monopoly on desktops/laptops.
Last i seen i am playing BC games i paid for in the last gen for free when they become available, and they are doing the same with original xbox... thats more of a indication of support then your lazy message that makes no sense at all.
Maybe you should look at how many installs windows 10 has, and you think its going away in a couple of years..
and that definitely helped Microsoft get Infinite Warfare players on the windows 10 store?

 
#60
After getting burned on Quantum Break on the Windows Store, and then having a more technically reliable version released on Steam, Microsoft can get fucked. I'll wait for the Steam release.
 

Windu

never heard about the cat, apparently
#62
and that definitely helped Microsoft get Infinite Warfare players on the windows 10 store?

To be fair MS has started doing cross network play between xbox live and stream now. Rise of Nations and Killer Instinct do it. So if Activision wanted to they could do it.
 
#63
Microsoft pls

how can you be so stupid, i mean, look at this shit:

http://steamspy.com/search.php?s=age+of+empires

look at those NUMBERS and they still ignore that
Well, they will still get those numbers when they eventually release on Steam. They are attempting to actually have people click the Windows Store button. Not likely to work when they have such bad publicity with the Store not functioning properly for a portion of the people that actually do click the button though.
 
#66
I bet it won't come to steam, this probably cost very little to remaster and it will probably be a tiny install. Just a tool to temp strategy fans to use the store, not much lost if it doesn't work.
I might buy it if it's reasonably priced.
I would definitely buy the close combat games from the store though if they ever remastered them loved a bridge too far would love that so much.
In fact MS have a decent back catalogue of old pc games they could remaster for the store to tempt people in, hope they do it.
 
#67
Because MS isnt a small company like valve, sony, nintendo... They link the store to there OS which still has a monopoly on desktops/laptops.
Last i seen i am playing BC games i paid for in the last gen for free when they become available, and they are doing the same with original xbox... thats more of a indication of support then your lazy message that makes no sense at all.
Maybe you should look at how many installs windows 10 has, and you think its going away in a couple of years..
Pro.. Business... yeah...

I wouldn't be praising their attempt to abuse their monopoly to force a centralized store in, or their abusive Windows 10 upgrades.

I also hope you don't like groovin' to your music.

As for Age of Empires, that's a shame.
 
#68
Well, they will still get those numbers when they eventually release on Steam. They are attempting to actually have people click the Windows Store button. Not likely to work when they have such bad publicity with the Store not functioning properly for a portion of the people that actually do click the button though.
i don't think a late release on Steam will get those numbers

Because they want those numbers for their own store?
that won't happen

like, ever
 
#71
To be fair MS has started doing cross network play between xbox live and stream now. Rise of Nations and Killer Instinct do it. So if Activision wanted to they could do it.
But he was trying to claim the windows 10 store has this giant silent majority that dont complain about problems.

He is trying to argue that it doesn't need Steam crossplay
 

Windu

never heard about the cat, apparently
#74
But he was trying to claim the windows 10 store has this giant silent majority that dont complain about problems.

He is trying to argue that it doesn't need Steam crossplay
lol yeah. They definitely need to combine the player pools. Cross Network play between live, steam, etc.. is in their best interests, and consumers.
 
#75
Because MS isnt a small company like valve, sony, nintendo... They link the store to there OS which still has a monopoly on desktops/laptops.
Last i seen i am playing BC games i paid for in the last gen for free when they become available, and they are doing the same with original xbox... thats more of a indication of support then your lazy message that makes no sense at all.
Maybe you should look at how many installs windows 10 has, and you think its going away in a couple of years..
I just wanted to say that it's very refreshing to see someone taking such a courageous stand on such a divisive issue. Like you, I'm a strong proponent of corporate personhood, and I believe that the pervasive, systemic mistreatment of corporations is nothing less than _the_ civil rights issue of our generation.

I can't tell you how steamed I get when I see people on this board bending over backwards to defend the rights and privileges of disadvantaged minorities, but when it comes to an individual like Microsoft (who became a large multinational corporation through no fault of its own), well, apparently _that_ individual isn't deserving of those same rights and protections.
 
#76
Does the windows store even work? I only have Gears 4 on there because of the cross play. I heard it would just restart the install over and over again so I never installed it.
 
#77
I dont really care if it's on the windows store or a different one. I can live with it only working on my windows 10 PC and having to open a different launcher or whatever is fine too. What kills it for me is that it will be one of those windows app things and I really dont have much confidence in those
 
#84
Because MS isnt a small company like valve, sony, nintendo... They link the store to there OS which still has a monopoly on desktops/laptops.
Last i seen i am playing BC games i paid for in the last gen for free when they become available, and they are doing the same with original xbox... thats more of a indication of support then your lazy message that makes no sense at all.
Maybe you should look at how many installs windows 10 has, and you think its going away in a couple of years..
Yeah it will probably be around just as long as Xbox Mus-, I mean Groove Mus-, I mean Spotify.
 
#85
I'm still confused why they don't turn the Xbox app on Windows 10 into some kind of steam alternative.
Microsoft isn't interested in a Steam alternative. They want a digital store that can go up against the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store and they're going to keep propping up that dead horse until it does!
 
#87
Well, I guess I won't get it then.

This game is one of few exceptions I might've made, but I can't even update to latest Win10 build so I can't even if I want.

And probably next update that breaks shit again as Fall Creators supposedly coming this month and they didn't even fix previous.
 
#90
Well, I guess I won't get it then.

This game is one of few exceptions I might've made, but I can't even update to latest Win10 build so I can't even if I want.

And probably next update that breaks shit again as Fall Creators supposedly coming this month and they didn't even fix previous.
This happened to me too when I tried to play the Forza demo that I couldn't get to download. The store would tell me to update Windows but Windows Update said no more updates available. If you use this tool it might find the updates that Windows Update isn't finding.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant
 
#91
This happened to me too when I tried to play the Forza demo that I couldn't get to download. The store would tell me to update Windows but Windows Update said no more updates available. If you use this tool it might find the updates that Windows Update isn't finding.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant
Yeah, I haven't installed Creators Update, because it ships with broken drivers (and doesn't let install drivers for manufacturer or older windows drivers).

No reason to think AOE would allow earlier versions.
 
#95
I just wanted to say that it's very refreshing to see someone taking such a courageous stand on such a divisive issue. Like you, I'm a strong proponent of corporate personhood, and I believe that the pervasive, systemic mistreatment of corporations is nothing less than _the_ civil rights issue of our generation.

I can't tell you how steamed I get when I see people on this board bending over backwards to defend the rights and privileges of disadvantaged minorities, but when it comes to an individual like Microsoft (who became a large multinational corporation through no fault of its own), well, apparently _that_ individual isn't deserving of those same rights and protections.
10/10
 

RionaaM

Unconfirmed Member
#97
And that's how you kill a game before it's even out. Good job, Microsoft.

Maybe if it was free to play they'd reach that.
I once tried to get Disney Infinity from the Win Store and it wouldn't start downloading. Free games aren't guaranteed to work in the world's crappiest digital store.